i just bought the HP pavilion entertainment pc with windows vista for my sister, and i guess she is computer illiterate, she completely changed the language settings, and ive tried changing it back to english by guesswork and my laptop translater. the language is now set to chinese or korean. im not sure. i tried going to settings and changing the language, but it wont change to english. she doesnt remember what she did. the laptop didnt come with any disks, reboot disks or anything. i tried repairing it and it asked me for the windows vista product key, which isnt available once again. and i dont know why it asks me that. i didnt download it, it came with the laptop. i tried the product key on the bottom of the laptop and that wasnt it. so i just want to reboot it, so i can set the settings myself. ive been searching online for a reboot disk for a month now, and ive had no luck at all. ive downloaded more than a dozen hack/reboot/OS disks. maybe im doing it wrong. i need step by step directions on how to reboot it and where to download the reboot disk from. i've invested alot of time and money. and i need a way out now. i want it quick, simple and free. please help me out!! ive lost all hope!!
reset or reboot my hp pavilion entertainment pc. windows vista.(18 posts)
Are there any files (docs, pics & music) that would be lost with a system recovery? That puts it back to factory delivered condition without a product key, while eliminating all user saved data.
you can try microsoft updates and see if English is an option. do you know if she downloaded a language update? Check your programs to see if it might be there, if so you can roll it back / uninstall the update.
Have you tried to recover the laptop by tapping the F11 key during the startup?
You will be able to purchase its recovery discs from HP. If you can give the exact model number it will be helpful to search for the recovery discs.
Try booting up with this, and pray you have a suitable Restore Point available,
i tried neosmart, and it asks me for a product key. it doesnt give me the option to reset the laptop. it worked magic with my windows 7, but its not working for my windows vista =C
Windows Vista Home Basic K and Windows Vista Business K are to satisfy anti-trust regulations for South Korea and will only be sold in South Korea. Microsoft won't ship Windows Vista Home Premium K, Windows Vista Ultimate K, and Windows Vista Enterprise K until Windows Vista SP1. These editions will not include Windows Media Player and Windows Messenger. Otherwise they will be identical to their equivalent versions minus the 'K'.
When it was setup there are language options you chose from a list during the process of configuring. It must have been set to Chinese or Korean. Open the start menu and search 'Region and Language' in the search box and there should be only one link that appears there, click on that link and the rest of the info and pictures is here: http://www.walkernews.net/2007.....interface/
I hope this can help.
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